At the heart of every family mediation is the issue of loss. Every family mediator deals with their clients’ losses, whether perceived or actual. Most people in mediation are already acutely aware of having their lives wrenched apart by the ending of their relationship, especially those who are left behind by their former partner.
"Loss aversion and risk taking in mediation,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol4/iss9/3